Saturday, October 31, 2020

Former Dallas County Schools chairman sentenced in bribery scheme

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A former Dallas County Schools board of trustees chairman was sentenced on Tuesday morning to three years of probation for his role in a bribery scheme that ended in the downfall of Dallas County Schools.

Larry Duncan will also serve six months of home confinement.

Duncan, 73, pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion. The reasoning for the sentence, Chief U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn said, was because of Duncan’s health, history of public service and being a first-time offender, according to Fort Worth Star-Telegram media partner WFAA-TV.

He must pay $45,163.36 in restitution, according to the sentencing order.

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